Tony Miltenberger is a husband, father, and follower of Christ. He is currently serving as the lead pastor at Restoration Church Centerville, ohio.

Don't drop the glass ball.

My wife is out of town right now and I have been getting all three kids ready for whatever adventures the day holds. One of the things that I've noticed is that when she is out of town I cut out all the fluff. Anything extra, any special touches, anything that distracts me from completing the primary task at hand I cut out.

When it comes to the stress of change or adversity the first thing that I do is cut out the extra stuff. I might not workout, cut my time short in my reading, might not blog, or I might even forget to just enjoy the moment.

Yep, when I'm stressed I cut out all the "extras." Do you know what the "extras" remind me of- the top 4 - new year's resolutions. Change is the only certain thing in 2014, I don't want to let the fear of change mix up what I am trying to accomplish.

I think the key for making 2014 the year of my dreams is to making sure that my resolutions change from something I resolve to do to something that I prioritize as a part of my life.

Priorities feel different than resolutions, I don't negotiate priorities, I build my life around them.

I once had a Colonel who taught me an important lesson: Don't drop the glass ball when juggling the stress of life. The key to making something a priority is making it a glass ball and deciding not to drop it.

What are your priorities and how are you going to change your life to make them happen?

snow daze - understanding your calling

The one thing I am going to do in 2014.